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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
Folklore has been used for generations to share stories across cultures. Each week this season Rachael and Mindy, walk the winding path of folklore. They ask how the stories we tell influence today’s culture and how we view women. From murder ballads to fairytales, we discuss the power these stories have over us all. It won’t be just sad but maybe, just maybe, also uplifting. We are coming back to the podcast airwaves in October 2020.
 
Mythology extends past the Greek and Roman pantheon, and European fairy tales are only one section in the worldwide folklore lexicon. Every other Monday, join your host Gree, long time folk tale fan and short time global studies scholar, as we delve into stories from traditionally overlooked cultures from all over the planet. If you’re interested in hearing about myths and fables and legends from civilizations that have honed storytelling over thousands of years, “Colored Folklore” is the po ...
 
iNTO THE FRAY features top-rated investigators, authors and experiencers from various fields including UFOlogy, Cryptozoology, Paranormal, True Crime and all other manners of the unexplained. Join us every Thursday at 7pm PST as we delve into the unknown. Visit us at intothefrayradio.com
 
Fabled Collective is a bi-weekly podcast that explores mysteries, legends, myths, lore, ghosts, and fairy tales. Investigation of these tales of woe often reveal grim details that have been long hidden in the dark corners of history. Every story is a mix of both fact and fiction, and so are our episodes. We'll tell you a story, and then we'll tell you the truth. And to be perfectly honest, sometimes even our best fiction isn't as riveting as the facts.
 
Sit by our fire and hear tales of old and recent accounts of real beasts and monsters you thought only lived in your nightmares. Travel through the dark forest to join us each Tuesday at 8pm central, ​we promise to fuel your nightmares and entice your mind with wonder. Become our Patreon for exclusives and a more immersive experience: https://www.patreon.com/thecaravanoflore Check out our merchandise on threadless! https://thecaravanoflore.threadless.com/designs/caravan-logo
 
Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian discusses such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares. (Recommended for ages 8+)
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, Britian's longest running horror podcast! Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Here we discuss strange cinema and spooky television, explore weird fiction and delve into the mysteries of folklore. Plus we also regularly gather by the fireside to hear readings of some classic tales of the strange and the macabre.
 
Creepy Conversations is a comedy podcast that covers scary Asian creatures, cults, horror stories and true crime hosted by two anxiety-ridden scaredy cats. Join best friends Kalai & Gabby as they torture themselves with creepy conversations. Subscribe on Patreon for uncut videos and exclusive bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/creepyconvos Follow us on:Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/creepyconvos/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/creepyconversations/Twitter - https://twitter.com/ ...
 
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from Japan—strange superstitions, folklore and folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
 
Nighttide podcast explores tales of the paranormal and occult by using story telling to create a very vivid and living picture of the topic. New episodes are released twice a month, posting every other Sunday. You can also catch us every Friday at 10:00 pm EST on the ParaX Radio Network (www.paraxradionetwork.com). Visit our website for articles, archives, and show schedule. https://nighttideradio.com
 
Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.
 
A folklorist, an ethnologist and a philosopher walk into a podcast. Welcome to a semi-academic hangout where the questions are more important than the answers. Hosted by Charlotta Rosenberg, Marianne Robertsson and Arwen Meereboer. Follow us on social media! @queerasfolklore on twitter, @queerasfolklorepodcast on instagram and subscribe via your podcatcher of choice!
 
Let's take a trip. Small town, USA. This is where the pulse of the paranormal resides. There are thousands of stories and experiences out there. Some have been told, and retold hundreds of times, and some are kept hidden, known only by the people that live there; this is where we come in. We're exploring the untold, and breaking down the overly familiar. Journeying through the one stoplight towns and discovering local urban legends, myths, lore, and paranormal episodes. Researching the backg ...
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. You will learn a lot just by listening -- but if you call in and your call is selected, you will get a free consultation from two of the finest workers in the field, cat yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
 
Get obsessed with us. Five days a week, Pop Culture Happy Hour serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies, TV, music, books, videogames and more. Join arts journalists Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, Stephen Thompson, and Aisha Harris - plus a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. The Happy Hour team leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take ...
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Host Jonny Dillon hopes this tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of their traditional cultural inheritance; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present and guide our future. Podcasts are av ...
 
Welcome to Máiréad Mondays! Máiréad Nesbitt, Celtic violinist and founding member of Celtic Woman, has the “chats, choons, and the craic” with incredibly special musical guests every week! Go to Máiréad’s YouTube and Facebook pages and leave a question you want answered on the next Máiréad Mondays show! The live stream occurs on Mondays via Facebook and YouTube. The podcast is uploaded on the following Tuesday!
 
Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast. As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural ...
 
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Mwahahaha, it’s Spooklore season, Femlore fans! Rachael's favorite kind of season. This year we are kicking Spooklore off with a tale from South Africa. Pinky Pinky is the thing your nightmares are made of and we can't wait to tell you all about him. Listen if you DAAAARE! The non-profit pairing this week is HPSA South Africa (www.hpsa.org.za). We …
 
On this, the spookiest week of the year, we read two stories from the spookiest place on earth: South Carolina. Don't believe us? You will when these terrifying tales are through! Suggested talking points: Bristling with Fiber Optics, Cereal for Adults, The Dickhead Gambit, Pancake Gun, Choo Choo Tank, Baby's First Spooky Story, The Prize Man If yo…
 
Charon, the ancient ferryman of Greek myth, is one of those figures that pops up even where other deities get ignored or forgotten. Sometimes people simply call him ‘the ferryman’ and he loses his name, but we all know who we’re referring to. But who was Charon, and what is the folklore surrounding him? Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous F…
 
This episode we head over to South America to see a spiritual civil war get resolved by a giant snake wrestling match. And for our fact… well you know, I like this one so much, I’m going make you wait to the end to see what it’s about. Sorry not sorry. Keeping people in suspense is just how we do, here… on the Colored Folklore podcast. 00:47 - Musi…
 
Witch trials came to an end after 1711. But in the decades that followed, hushed into small, catholic communities in the Irish countryside, fear of the supernatural was growing. And 1895 brought the most infamous execution of a suspected fairy ever to take place – the burning of Bridget Cleary in County Tipperary . . . READ THE PODCAST SCRIPTSOURCE…
 
Bestselling author Joanne Harris joins Mark Norman, the creator of The Folklore Podcast in a discussion of the importance of folklore, storytelling and her brand new book Orfeia - the third in a series of folklore-rich novellas constructed as reworkings of some of the Child Ballads. At the end of the episode, as a bonus feature, Joanne herself read…
 
Yuurei are Japanese ghosts and they come in quite a few varieties, from the protecting shugorei to the vengeful and very dangerous onryou. Kahada Koheiji is an example of a male onryou. You can also find me on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyJapan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncannyjapan/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thersamatsuura …
 
Michael Slouber's new book A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (University of California Press, 2020) surveys the diversity of India's feminine divine tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess narratives from different regions. As the first such …
 
Seals have been an integral part of coastal life in Ireland for generations, and as such there exists a large body of tradition, belief and narrative regarding them. They were described in tradition as being enchanted people, wise women, fallen angels and drowned (or indeed reincarnated) fishermen, and encounters with them often relate how they wou…
 
A story from Japanese folklore of Princess Moonlight, from Japanese folklore, where a bamboo cutter finds one of those magical heaven babies in a bamboo stalk (you know, those extremely common glowing children found in plants) and it changes his life, and the whole empire, forever. The creature this week is a dangerous Greek fox because the ancient…
 
The Newton MessagePad soap opera from product launch to cancellation, and all that could have been. Check out “Love Notes to Newton” for even more history, interviews, and a great soundtrack. The director, Noah Leon, was interviewed on embedded.fm #262 and the RetroMacCast #440. Steve Jobs quotes: WWDC 1997, EDUCAUSE 1998, Borg-like compliance and …
 
Dolls can be creepy AF...especially when they're possessed by demonic entities. In this Mini-Xanisode (see what I did there?) Xander talks to Ricky Walker from Haunted Pickers about haunted objects, possessed dolls, and plans for an upcoming TV Series! If your doll collection has started acting strange...you know who to call! Be sure to check out H…
 
This week it is the very very spooky* Halloween episode about a terrifying** trek through the Greek underworld. It's definitely not a lighthearted romp where a Greek god makes a podcast, trick-or-treats as Hercules, and emcees a poetry competition. Nope. Not at all. The creatures this week are bogeymen! I don't know why it's pronounced like that th…
 
What is it to have the gift of second sight? One listener writes into tell us, and it's a wild ride of omens, messages from beyond, and what may very well be a psychic battle. We also hear from yet another listener who encountered a being made of smokeless fire. All of this and we haven't even mentioned The Crystal & Bone House. Ok, now we have. Al…
 
We are deep into the Halloween season, and many of us are cooped up at home with our streaming services, scrolling through movie after movie full of monsters, murderers, jump scares, and rivers of blood. But what about those of us who are scaredy cats? Maybe we're into the idea of horror movies, but aren't looking to be grossed out by gore or freak…
 
James Silcox was a stubborn and proud man, who, at the end of his life had finally come to resign himself to the fact that he had to be put in assisted living. He moved in the summer of 2007, but never lived to see the leaves fall. Tragically James was murdered by one of Canada's little known serial killers. Written and Narrated By: Cole Weavers So…
 
In this episode, I talk with prolific author Kevin J. Anderson about his new novel "Stake," as well as his career writing for series like Star Wars, Dune, the X-Files, and more. You can find Kevin's books at https://www.wordfireshop.com/, and find out more at https://www.wordfire.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/KJAauthor. You can always find this …
 
Celebrating our 1st Annual Halloween Spook-tacular. We asked our listeners to send in their spooky stories! You did not disappoint! Thank you, gorgeous weirdos, you are fang-tastic! Xander & Stone throw in a few of their own stories along with some creepy Reddit stories. Remember to check out these AWESOME podcasts who contributed their stories! I'…
 
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour is a real, live call-in show where the general public gets a chance to ask about actual problems with love, career, and spiritual protection, and we recommend and fully describe hoodoo rootwork spells to address, ameliorate, and remediate their issues. We begin this show with a Discussion Panel focussed on the to…
 
You may know Rebecca as a 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier. You might know it as a 1940 adaptation directed by Alfred Hitchcock that won Best Picture. But if you've always wanted a version with Armie Hammer playing the role once occupied by Laurence Olivier, Netflix is on it. The new Rebecca stars Lily James as a woman who becomes the second wife of…
 
Author, Doug Waller is back to share several Bigfoot encounter stories from his latest book, Silent Forest: More Bigfoot Mysteries. This book features personal encounters with the hairy biped from all over the United States, and is full of beautiful color photos from the locations themselves. Listen to Doug's first visit iTF....HERE Get in touch wi…
 
This week Gayatri Patel of CARE.org joins us for a Nepalese story called Don Cholecha. The story involves a goat, a little girl and of course an elderly couple that happen to be demons. Don Cholecha is a story about a girl that never gives up, and eats food vomited by a goat. Something we can all (mostly) relate to. The non profit pairing this week…
 
David Byrne and Spike Lee. Two artists with very defined, very distinct, and yet very different, sensibilities — but when you put them together, it works. The theatrical concert film David Byrne's American Utopia, now streaming on HBO Max, is a career-spanning celebration of Byrne's music, both with Talking Heads and his solo work. Director Spike L…
 
​Are you ready to step up into the Caravan as we dive into some paranormal investigation this week, traveler? Join Lady Ann and Heather as they interview paranormal investigator Travis Webb. He was kind enough to share some of his most memorable experiences in the field over the last ten years. Listen in to this special Loretober episode as Travis …
 
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